Category Archives: Packaging

UK to introduce tax on non-recycled plastic packaging by 2022

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Food and beverage companies will be taxed on plastic packaging that contains less than 30 percent recycled content, the UK Chancellor Richard Hammond announced yesterday in the 2018 Budget speech. The tax aims to “transform the economics of sustainable packaging” and posit the UK as “as a world leader” in tackling the scourge of plastic littering across the world and… Read more »

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Consumer Information on Packaging to Fight Obesity

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Water Ice – Flashbacks to Childhood Dietitians, nutrition institutes and scientists do their best – but words alone don’t seem to make an impact on those extra pounds. New legislative proposals are now designed to make consumers rethink their choices in a different way: higher taxes, less advertising and stop signs on packaging. Chile as a Pioneer Chile is considered… Read more »

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Revolutionary materials: alternative packaging

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While materials like plastic have revolutionised how we package and store food products, they are doing significant damage to our environment. Miguel Campos, export sales manager at Advanta investigates the concerns about food packaging and the benefits of alternative packaging materials.

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Exhibitors Thrilled to Participate in the Subsequent Year ? PackPlus 2019

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The total Packaging, Processing and Supply Chain event PackPlus witnessed the attraction of the industry stalwarts and market regulators from packaging, pharmaceutical, and food industry to discuss about the recent developments related to these sectors. The new regulations on printing ink for food packaging material shall be in place by July 2019. FSSAI, the country’s apex food regulator, is working… Read more »

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EXPO PACK in Mexico is the biggest yet

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The largest Expo Pack show in Mexico ever, hits new high as it attracted over 1000 exhibitors. It has also set a newer standard for 100 member companies across the 2950 net square meters, a 18% growth from 2016. The largest Expo Pack show in Mexico ever, hits new high as it attracted over 1000 exhibitors. It has also set… Read more »

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Nestle Aims At Major Packaging Initiative By 2025

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Nestle pledges to make its packaging recyclable and reusable by 2025. The Swiss giant’s goal is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. The company would focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encourage the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging material. Nestlé CEO Mark… Read more »

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Italian packaging machinery turnover tops €7 billion

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This marks a 6.7% growth on 2016 for the Italian packaging machinery industry, which continues to perform strongly with a further 8% upturn. The Italian packaging machinery industry is set to complete another year of growth. According to the preliminary figures published by the Research Department of Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association), the sector’s year-end turnover is expected… Read more »

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Five global packaging trends for 2018

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Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste worldwide in 2018, new research suggests, as the throwaway culture of today will evolve. According to Mintel, packaged planet is among the major trends set to influence the global packaging industry over the company year. Consumers have long considered packaging as often unnecessary, and ultimately as just… Read more »

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Fi Europe & Ni 2017 to focus on packaging and processing

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With the Expo FoodTec Pavilion and its new Content Hub, this year’s Food ingredients Europe is set to offer a vast range of packaging, machinery, processing and consultancy services. With 1,000 square metres dedicated to Expo FoodTec and more than 100 suppliers in attendance, Fi Europe & Ni will provide insights into the latest technologies, as well as top quality… Read more »

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How barcodes can help fight food fraud

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Food ranks among the top five most valuable counterfeit markets While it’s well-known by professionals in the food industry, many consumers are surprised to find out that food ranks in the top five most valuable counterfeit markets. Fake food is such a problem worldwide that the growth of the global anti-counterfeiting market will outpace the overall market segment growth of… Read more »

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